Ch-Ch-Ch-Chia pets, the pottery that grows. In the 80′s and early 90′s we were bombarded with commercials selling little pottery lambs, cats, llamas and a few years ago, a chia Barack Obama. Would have been fun to see a Lincoln one, with a full beard and stove pipe hat. Anyways, I digress.
Chia is a plant native to Central America, high in omega fatty acids, a good source of protein, calcium, dietary fibre, and such minerals and nutrients.
(Just checked Chia Pets on Wikipedia, THERE is a chia Lincoln!)
The Aztecs used chia to fuel their march across Central America conquering everything in their path. Similar to reports from WWII that Japanese soldiers would subsist on a handful of rice per day, Aztec Eagle and Jaguar warriors are said to have marched on a handful of chia a day.
Here at Sedna Nutra we take chia, grind it into a powder and blend it with blueberry powder, a nutritional double whammy, you get the health benefits of chia along with the superfood blueberry. Its great for making smoothies, over yogurt, ice cream, breakfast cereal. We have even made blueberry chia cake here from the powder. Chia is a great food additive, it has no flavour so it won’t change how your recipes taste.
Check out www.sednanutra.com and www.chiabia.ie for more information!